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Psalm 35 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 O Lord, be on my side against those who are judging me; be at war with those who make war against me. 1 Contend, O LORD, with those who contend with me; fight against those who fight against me.
2 Be a breastplate to me, and give me your help. 2 Take up shield and buckler; arise and come to my aid.
3 Take up your spear and keep back my attackers; say to my soul, I am your salvation. 3 Brandish spear and javelin against those who pursue me. Say to my soul, "I am your salvation."
4 Let them be overcome and put to shame who make attempts to take my soul; let those who would do me damage be turned back and made foolish. 4 May those who seek my life be disgraced and put to shame; may those who plot my ruin be turned back in dismay.
5 Let them be like dust from the grain before the wind; let the angel of the Lord send them in flight. 5 May they be like chaff before the wind, with the angel of the LORD driving them away;
6 Let their way be dark and full of danger; let them be troubled by the angel of the Lord. 6 may their path be dark and slippery, with the angel of the LORD pursuing them.
7 For without cause they have put a net ready for me secretly, in which to take my soul. 7 Since they hid their net for me without cause and without cause dug a pit for me,
8 Let destruction come on them without their knowledge; let them be taken themselves in their secret nets, falling into the same destruction. 8 may ruin overtake them by surprise-- may the net they hid entangle them, may they fall into the pit, to their ruin.
9 And my soul will have joy in the Lord; it will be glad in his salvation. 9 Then my soul will rejoice in the LORD and delight in his salvation.
10 All my bones will say, Lord, who is like you? The saviour of the poor man from the hands of the strong, of him who is poor and in need from him who takes his goods. 10 My whole being will exclaim, "Who is like you, O LORD? You rescue the poor from those too strong for them, the poor and needy from those who rob them."
11 False witnesses got up: they put questions to me about crimes of which I had no knowledge. 11 Ruthless witnesses come forward; they question me on things I know nothing about.
12 They gave me back evil for good, troubling my soul. 12 They repay me evil for good and leave my soul forlorn.
13 But as for me, when they were ill I put on the clothing of sorrow: I went without food and was sad, and my prayer came back again to my heart. 13 Yet when they were ill, I put on sackcloth and humbled myself with fasting. When my prayers returned to me unanswered,
14 My behaviour was as if it had been my friend or my brother: I was bent low in grief like one whose mother is dead. 14 I went about mourning as though for my friend or brother. I bowed my head in grief as though weeping for my mother.
15 But they took pleasure in my trouble, and came together, yes, low persons came together against me without my knowledge; they never came to an end of wounding me. 15 But when I stumbled, they gathered in glee; attackers gathered against me when I was unaware. They slandered me without ceasing.
16 Like men of deceit they put me to shame; the voice of their wrath was loud against me. 16 Like the ungodly they maliciously mocked; they gnashed their teeth at me.
17 Lord, how long will you be looking on? take my soul from their destruction, my life from the lions. 17 O Lord, how long will you look on? Rescue my life from their ravages, my precious life from these lions.
18 I will give you praise in the great meeting; I will give you honour among a strong people. 18 I will give you thanks in the great assembly; among throngs of people I will praise you.
19 Do not let my haters be glad over me falsely; let not those who are against me without cause make sport of me. 19 Let not those gloat over me who are my enemies without cause; let not those who hate me without reason maliciously wink the eye.
20 For they do not say words of peace; in their deceit they are designing evil things against the quiet ones in the land. 20 They do not speak peaceably, but devise false accusations against those who live quietly in the land.
21 Their mouths were open wide against me, and they said, Aha, aha, our eyes have seen it. 21 They gape at me and say, "Aha! Aha! With our own eyes we have seen it."
22 You have seen this, O Lord; be not unmoved: O Lord, be not far from me. 22 O LORD, you have seen this; be not silent. Do not be far from me, O Lord.
23 Be awake, O Lord, be moved to take up my cause, my God and my Lord. 23 Awake, and rise to my defense! Contend for me, my God and Lord.
24 Be my judge, O Lord my God, in your righteousness; do not let them be glad over me. 24 Vindicate me in your righteousness, O LORD my God; do not let them gloat over me.
25 Let them not say in their hearts, So we will have it: let them not say, We have put an end to him. 25 Do not let them think, "Aha, just what we wanted!" or say, "We have swallowed him up."
26 Let all those who take pleasure in my troubles be shamed and come to nothing: let those who are lifted up against me be covered with shame and have no honour. 26 May all who gloat over my distress be put to shame and confusion; may all who exalt themselves over me be clothed with shame and disgrace.
27 Let those who are on my side give cries of joy; let them ever say, The Lord be praised, for he has pleasure in the peace of his servant. 27 May those who delight in my vindication shout for joy and gladness; may they always say, "The LORD be exalted, who delights in the well-being of his servant."
28 And my tongue will be talking of your righteousness and of your praise all the day. 28 My tongue will speak of your righteousness and of your praises all day long.